If you are a fan of Pokemon, you might have wondered how to make your own plush toy of your favorite character. In this blog post, we will show you how to sew a Growlithe Plush Stuffed Animal Toy, a cute and loyal fire-type Pokemon that resembles a tiger-striped dog.
This project is suitable for beginners and intermediate sewers, and it only requires some basic materials and tools. You will learn how to create a pattern, cut and sew the fabric, stuff and close the plush, and add the details. By the end of this tutorial, you will have a cuddly Growlithe plush that you can keep for yourself or give as a gift to a fellow Pokemon lover.
What You Will Need
To make a Growlithe plush, you will need the following materials and tools:
- Orange, cream, and black fleece fabric
- Polyester fiberfill
- Black and white felt
- Black, white, cream, and orange embroidery thread
- Sewing needle and pins
- Fabric marker
- Paper and pencil
Making Growlithe Plush
Step 1: Create a Pattern
The first step is to create a pattern for your Growlithe plush. You can either draw your own pattern or use an existing one. The pattern consists of six pieces: the head, the body, the ears, the legs, the tail, and the mane. You can adjust the size of the pattern according to your preference, but make sure to leave some seam allowance around the edges.
Step 2: Cut the Fabric
The next step is to cut the fabric according to the pattern. You will need to cut two pieces of each pattern piece, except for the mane, which you will only need one. Use the orange fabric for the head, the body, the ears, the legs, and the tail. Use the cream fabric for the mane and the inner ears. Use the black fabric for the nose and the eyes. You can also use the black fabric to cut out some stripes for the body and the tail, or you can embroider them later.
Step 3: Add the Details
The last step is to add the details to your Growlithe plush. Use the black embroidery thread to embroider the mouth and the eyebrows. Use the orange embroidery thread to embroider the stripes on the head and the ears if you did not use fabric. Use the white felt to cut out two small circles for the highlights of the eyes, and glue them onto the eyes. You can also add some blush to the cheeks with some pink fabric paint or marker.
Step 4: Sew the Fabric
The next step is to sew the fabric pieces together. Start by sewing the ears, the nose and the eyes onto one of the head pieces. Then, sew the inner ears onto the outer ears, and sew the ears onto the head.
Next, sew the embroidery for the bottom legs with the cream fabric.
Sew the mane onto the head. You can either sew it by hand or use a sewing machine. Make sure to align the mane with the ears and the eyes, and sew it all around the head. Trim any excess fabric and thread.
Next, sew the head pieces together, leaving a small opening at the bottom for stuffing.
Turn the head right side out and stuff it with fiberfill. Close the opening with a ladder stitch.
Close the opening with a ladder stitch. Sew the legs onto the body, and sew the tail onto the back.
You have just finished sewing your own Growlithe plush. You can now enjoy your adorable and soft companion, or surprise someone with a unique and handmade gift. You can also try making other Pokemon plushies with different fabrics and patterns.
Have fun and happy sewing!